Lack

Definition of Lack

Pronunciation: lăkt
n.1.Blame; cause of blame; fault; crime; offense.
2.Deficiency; want; need; destitution; failure; as, a lack of sufficient food.
She swooneth now and now for lakke of blood.
- Chaucer.
Let his lack of years be no impediment.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To blame; to find fault with.
[imp. & p. p. Lacked (lăkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Lacking.]
Love them and lakke them not.
- Piers Plowman.
2.To be without or destitute of; to want; to need.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God.
- James i. 5.
v. i.1.To be wanting; often, impersonally, with of, meaning, to be less than, short, not quite, etc.
What hour now?
I think it lacks of twelve.
- Shak.
Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty.
- Gen. xvii. 28.
2.To be in want.
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger.
- Ps. xxxiv. 10.
interj.1.Exclamation of regret or surprise.

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